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Ex Votos: Little Expressions of Gratitude
by Cassandra Barney

Life is an ongoing series of miracles. Everyone has something to be thankful for or someone they should be saying “thank you” to. Prayers, large and small, are answered daily, sometimes without us even knowing. Ex Votos are fine art offerings commissioned as the result of an answered prayer and displayed to acknowledge an appreciation for it having happened. Today, they are most widely known as the folk art works created on tin and found in shrines across Mexico.

“These little artworks are painted out of gratitude for the miracles, protection and prayers answered not only in my life, but for many of us,” says artist Cassandra Barney. “In conceiving these, it didn’t seem that I was illustrating ideas, but sharing and exchanging them. Some are events that have happened in my life. Others are ideas that have been shared with me. Every mother has experienced the elation of holding their child for the first time and savoring that new-born baby smell. Each time I see Never Felt Joy Like That Before it is a chance to savor that feeling againand say “thank you” for letting me experience this miracle.”

Each Ex Votos celebrates the exceptional nature of the common and the uncommon: friendship, love, life, family and self. They recognize the divine nature of those things. This collection is styled with the look of the Mexican tin-paneled works and they are designed to be hung in groupings. As gifts, they are the perfect message at the perfect time. Life is full of blessings and Cassandra Barney’s Ex Votos give us the opportunity to share our recognition of this with beauty and grace. All canvases mounted on archival Gatorboard®.




My Valentine
by Cassandra Barney

Love owns one day, but giving these works of art will remind your Valentine of your love all year long.

Cassandra Barney’s Ex Votos are created in recognition of life being an ongoing series of miracles. Each Ex Votos is a fine art offering commissioned as the result of gratitude for an answered prayer. For the celebration of love, they are the perfect gift at the perfect time.

Both A Love Letter and My Valentine are styled with the look of the tin-paneled works found in shrines across Mexico and can be hung alone, together or with the other Ex Votos. “These little artworks are painted out of gratitude for the miracles, protection and prayers answered not only in my life, but for many of us,” says artist Cassandra Barney. “In conceiving these, it didn’t seem that I was illustrating an idea, but sharing and exchanging one.”

Love is a gift, and each of these Ex Votos embraces this exceptional yet familiar emotion with beauty and grace.  Send A love Letter that will be written anew every time she looks upon it. Or let a cherub of love visit daily with My Valentine.

SmallWorks™
Greenwich Workshop Fine Art Giclée Canvas:

open edtion mounted on archival Gatorboard®.
10"w x 11"h.
$60

 




A Love Letter
by Cassandra Barney

Love owns one day, but giving these works of art will remind your Valentine of your love all year long.

Cassandra Barney’s Ex Votos are created in recognition of life being an ongoing series of miracles. Each Ex Votos is a fine art offering commissioned as the result of gratitude for an answered prayer. For the celebration of love, they are the perfect gift at the perfect time.

Both A Love Letter and My Valentine are styled with the look of the tin-paneled works found in shrines across Mexico and can be hung alone, together or with the other Ex Votos. “These little artworks are painted out of gratitude for the miracles, protection and prayers answered not only in my life, but for many of us,” says artist Cassandra Barney. “In conceiving these, it didn’t seem that I was illustrating an idea, but sharing and exchanging one.”

Love is a gift, and each of these Ex Votos embraces this exceptional yet familiar emotion with beauty and grace.  Send A love Letter that will be written anew every time she looks upon it. Or let a cherub of love visit daily with My Valentine.

SmallWorks™
Greenwich Workshop Fine Art Giclée Canvas:

open edition mounted on archival Gatorboard®.
12"w x 12"h.
$65

 



Never Felt Joy
Like that Before

by Cassandra Barney

Open Edition Canvas

More Beautiful
with Every Year

by Cassandra Barney

Open Edition Canvas

Celebrating Another Year
by Cassandra Barney

Open Edition Canvas

To Never Ending Love
by Cassandra Barney

Open Edition Canvas

My Friend
by Cassandra Barney

Open Edition Canvas

Mother’s Prayers
by Cassandra Barney

Open Edition Canvas

Bounties of the Earth
by Cassandra Barney

Open Edition Canvas

Dance
by Cassandra Barney

Open Edition Canvas

The Family Tree
by Cassandra Barney

Open Edition Canvas


 



 

 

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